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Old 03-30-2019, 10:26 AM   #1
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Wardrobe hanging closet rod fell

During an admittedly bumpy ride, we discovered the closet rod in the wardrobe of our 2017 Classic 30 had fallen.

My solution, since I can't get to the other side of the wall, is to drill a small hole in the holder/rod on each end and pin it in place. But I'm afraid it would just rip the screws out of the wall next time.

I found that the aft wall section of the wardrobe (the one against the shower) moved fore and aft with about a 3/4" travel, which is just enough for the rod to exit the holder. I understand AS not solidly securing the wall section. But I think some sort of backer block on the other side might be missing.

I'm not near a dealer to go check other Classic 30's. If you have one like ours, can you check yours and see if it is more solid than I'm describing?
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Old 04-02-2019, 03:12 PM   #2
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We have a privacy shade in between our closet and shower

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Old 04-08-2019, 07:48 PM   #3
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We has the same thing happen. I simply folded up some antiskid padding and pushed it in the both ends which created additional tension. Seems to work fine now.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
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Closet Rod Falling

We too experienced the case of the 'Falling Closet Rod'.

On a recent fly fishing trip in the Mountain West, our 2016 Classic's closet rod repeatedly detached from its wall bracket. Had never happened before on the 25,000 miles we traveled previously. Admittedly, there were lots of heavy clothes hanging on the rod and we were driving on some bumpy roads with significant switchbacks.

The reason for the detachment: the closet's wooden side wall (right side of closet) that the rod bracket is screwed into was shifting slightly while the rig was in transit causing the fixed length rod to fall out.

The solution: measure & bend a commonly available pre-drilled bracket (see below) and attach it to the already existing screw on the closet's back wall. I made certain that the closet's right side wall was 'pulled' tight to its original position before the bracket screw was tightened down (see below). The final step was to use a rivet in the bracket's remaining hole to ensure that the bracket would not shift overtime.

I hope this idea helps those having a similar issue. Safe travels.

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Old 05-30-2019, 09:47 AM   #5
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Our 2016 Classic also has the privacy shade between the closet and the shower. Therefore, a backer block would not work for our rig.
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